I would also advise for your first box to be a one tier square/ rectangle box as this eliminates some of the packing challenges that can come with two tier or oddly shaped boxes.
Food-wise I would suggest just packing a few simple components and leaving out any extra frills.
When first packing try not to focus too much on how your lunch looks but on how healthy and tasty it will be. After all a tasty and varied lunch will look great anyway!
Most bento packers follow the 3:2:1 ratio of 3 parts rice, 2 parts vegetables and 1 part meat. This is a great outline but it may not work for everyone so just use your initiative. A lunch box full of cakes and chocolate isn’t good for anyone!
It contains rice, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and a chicken cutlet. Easy right?
I bet you can do an even better job!
Main Img courtesy of Mokiko
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